Author Topic: Vacuum Sealer--auto or manual?  (Read 4304 times)

Offline MrsKK

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Re: Vacuum Sealer--auto or manual?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2012, 07:47:25 AM »
Sailor and Boofer - thanks for clearing that up for me.

I have an automatic model that I have to love, as it was a Mother's Day gift from DD and DH, but when it bites the dust, I will be happy to spring for a manual model.

Funny - it used to be that automatic was better and manual meant more work.  With vacuum sealers, automatic means "their way or the highway"!

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Re: Vacuum Sealer--auto or manual?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2012, 09:44:25 PM »
A lot of times the manual version is also less expensive than the big fancy automatic one.

I love mine and cannot imagine what I did before. It really is a useful and effective appliance.

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Re: Vacuum Sealer--auto or manual?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2012, 09:48:16 PM »
Thanks, again, for all the feedback.  I'm leaning more towards the manual versions now--I agree with Tiarella that it would be nice if the had something that helped distinguish between the model numbers.  The "compare" feature they have is somewhat helpful, but when two items have all of the same features, but different model numbers and prices, it's hard to decide what to get.  Oh well...I'll figure it out sooner or later.
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Re: Vacuum Sealer--auto or manual?
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2012, 11:33:44 AM »
I'm not sure but the different model numbers with the same features could be for different retail outlets. It happens a lot in electronics. There is a different model number for a TV at Costco than Best Buy. That or maybe the difference is the color scheme.